LONGWOOD, Fla. Jan 13, 2006 - An eighth-grader was shot and wounded by a SWAT team officer in a school bathroom Friday after he pulled out a pellet gun that resembled a real weapon, authorities said.
He was shot after raising the gun at deputies. [my emphasis - Link via Skippy]
Please, please, please, no one yell 'police brutality'. One of the first things I learned about weapons is don't take it out unless you plan to use it. Don't point a pistol at someone unless you plan to kill them. Did you see the pellet gun the kid had? I dare anyone to tell it from the genuine article in the same situation. If I were the cop, the results would have been the same. He should be glad they didn't kill him.